ERIC Number: ED054874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Youth Paeticipation in Community Action: Report of a Demonstration Training Project.
Reporting a 1966 1-year demonstration project involving youth in community action, this pamphlet shows how the 24 community action programs in this California project selected and trained personnel, selected and trained youth trainees, established the needs of respective communities, set about to match these needs, and evaluated their action. The 24 community action programs in the project were spread over all of California, including rural, urban, Mexican American, Negro, and Anglo American areas. The problems most often identified by the youth in the project and action most often taken were related to need for (1) teen centers, (2) recreational facilities and leadership, (3) improved youth-police relations, (4) improved Negro-Mexican American relations, (5) youth employment, (6) neighborhood cleanup and beautification in poverty areas, (7) voter registration, (8) tutoring younger children, and (9) knowledge of community provisions for welfare, health, sanitation, and continuing education for dropouts. In the report, appendices provide instruments used in the project, a selected bibliography relating to youth in community action, a list of the 24 contracting agencies, an article from the "New York Times" on the project, a list of 20 questions considered at 1 of the 2 statewide conferences of all project participants, and a list of sponsors and administrators of the project. (BO)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of the Youth Authority, Sacramento.